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1 A Work Program for the Prevention and Eradication of Corruption Short-term measures 2010-1012 Kingdom of Morocco Ministry of the Modernization of Public Sectors

2 THE MEASURE DETAILS 1. Improving the reception of citizens within various public administrations and local counties. Creating administrative units in charge of receiving the users and guiding them directly to their needed authority; Including these units within the organization charts of local and regional administrations, and hiring qualified officers to work in them; Organizing appointments within public administrations; Generalizing priority-based waiting line systems to all administrations. 2. Making the officers identity accessible Making the identity of officers who have direct contact with the users known by making sure they wear easily readable ID badges, specially made by the administration to provide the officers full name and position. 3. Providing information about the administrative procedures and the conditions for benefiting from them. Providing manuals explaining the administrative procedures in use and the conditions for benefiting from them; Announcing the specific procedures for every sector; Generalizing awareness of the administrative procedures by making them available on the administrations web sites. 2 Axis 1 : Establishing a transparent relationship between the administration and its users

3 THE MEASURE DETAILS 4. Accelerating the implementation of the National Program on the simplification of administrative procedures Institutionalizing the National Commission on the Simplification of Administrative Procedures. 5. Accelerating the implementation of the National Program on E- Administration Encouraging e-administration and electronic use of administrations by focusing on online service providing; Giving priority to the components related to the eradication of corruption during the implementation of the National Program on E-Administration. 6. Supporting and developing the Administrative Communication and Orientation Center Providing the users with phone and email orientation regarding the public administration procedures. 7. Generalizing the use of a blue phone number in all administrations. Making it possible to all users to communicate with the administration and know the necessary information on how to benefit from its services. 3 Axis 1 : Establishing a transparent relationship between the administration and its users

4 THE MEASURE DETAILS 8. Creating complaint units in all public administrations Creating administrative units specialized in the reception of complaints emanating both from officers and economic and social actors. The complaints are to be directly resented to the competent commission, or to be deposited in a complaints box that should be made available and visible in every administration. The complaints can also be sent by mail or email; Including these units within the organization charts of the local and regional administration, and hiring qualified officers to work in them; Establishing a specific procedure and deadlines within which the complaints are to be processed and the concerned parties informed of how it was resolved. 9. Granting the right to access information Drafting a law that protects the right to information; Revising the General Statutes of public service in this regard. 4 Axis 1 : Establishing a transparent relationship between the administration and its users

5 THE MEASURE DETAILS 10. Creating a mechanism for the detection of corruption cases faced by the users The creation of a web site where corruption cases can be reported. 11. Enforcing a mechanism encouraging the administration to execute the legal sentences issued against it. The creation within every administration of a unit in charge of implementing the legal sentences; Considering issuing a law that makes public administrations, local counties and public institutions bound to accelerate the execution of the legal sentences issued against them. 5 Axis 1 : Establishing a transparent relationship between the administration and its users

6 THE MEASURE DETAILS 12. Setting rules regarding the behavior of officers at the level of the State administrations, local counties and public institutions. Setting the ethical limits and behavioral rules that should be respected by the officers while practicing their administrative functions. 13. Generalizing the use of examinations within recruitment processes Instilling the values of merit, parity and equality of chances when it comes to public service recruitments. 14. Instilling the values of merit and transparency regarding the access to responsibility positions Announcing calls for nominations for occupying responsibility positions. The recruitment is to be based on transparent criteria, based on merit and qualifications. 15. Encouraging mobility and the alternation of public positions Public administrations are to encourage the mobility and redeployment of their officers, especially those whose positions are exposed to corruption. 6 Axis 2 : Instilling the values of integrity and merit within the administrations

7 THE MEASURE DETAILS 16. Instilling the values of merit and transparency regarding the advancement of officers within public administrations Instilling the values of merit and transparency regarding the advancement of officers by fine-tuning the legal provisions organizing advancements in public administrations. 17. Fine-tuning the legislative provisions related with related with the prohibition of holding multiple positions and salaries. Fine-tuning the provisions of the General Statutes of public service by specifying the cases of exemption from the rule prohibiting the officer to have any lucrative activity; Clearly stating that holding two public State-issued salaries is prohibited. 18. Instilling the rule prohibiting conflict of interests Fine-tuning the provisions of the General Statutes of public service concerning the prohibition of personal and professional conflict of interest; Adopting a precise mechanism for the declaration of personal interests related with the public service functions. This can grant transparent relationships between personal interests and professional duties. 7 Axis 2 : Instilling the values of integrity and merit within the administrations

8 THE MEASURE DETAILS 19. Simplifying the procedures of the declarations of estate. Preparing a manual explaining the mandatory declaration of estate and its procedures and rules. 20. Including the axis of corruption prevention and eradication within educational and professional training programs Training institutions are expected to insert enough sections within their programs to raise awareness of the risks of corruption and the means to prevent and eradicate it, as well as the best practices related with the action against corruption. 21. Creating a national award encouraging outstanding initiatives regarding the prevention and eradication of corruption. Encouraging the administrations to create innovative ways to prevent and eradicate corruption; Sharing exemplary successful experiences. 8 Axis 2 : Instilling the values of integrity and merit within the administrations

9 THE MEASURE DETAILS 22. Activating and enforcing the role of the General Inspection Enforcing the mechanisms of internal control within public administrations by: o Enforcing the areas of action of the General Inspection within the fields of inspection, monitoring, evaluation and audit; o Giving the General Inspections the role of the interlocutor of the Ministerial Commission in Charge of Updating and Monitoring the Government Program for the Prevention and Eradication of Corruption. 23. Enforcing effective administrative management Strengthening the mechanisms of effective management within public administrations, and supporting the administrative units in charge of management monitoring. This support will help them perform their role in continually observing the objectives, means and results. 9 Axis 3 : internal control mechanisms within public administrations

10 THE MEASURE DETAILS 24. Yearly evaluation of the achievements within the field of corruption prevention and eradication Government sectors are expected to make annual reports regarding the prevention and eradication of corruption. The reports are to be sent to the Prime Minister, and include the measures that were taken and the results that were achieved, compared with the planned objectives, the means used and the challenges faced. 25. Creating a National Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies Training the necessary national competencies regarding the analysis and evaluation of public policies; Conducting qualitative and quantitative studies on the adopted practices in the field of corruption eradication; Conducting studies and consultancies regarding the evaluation of public policies. 10 Axis 3 : internal control mechanisms within public administrations

11 THE MEASURE DETAILS 26. Instilling the core values regulating the management of public funds Amending the finance legal framework making it suitable to the programs of financial and administrative reform, and able to follow up the current developments with the objective of achieving effective financial governance, and enforce budget transparency following the internationally recognized values. 27. Adopting a new program- based structure for the State budget Reconsidering the structure suggested by the Finance Law by adopting a new program-based structure. This aims to facilitate the evaluation of policies and the comparison of objectives and achievements. 28. Improving the interpretation of the Finance Law and enforcing its transparency Simplifying the procedure through which the Finance Law is presented to the Parliament, and increasing the information and reports presented within its framework. This aims to improve its interpretations, enforce its transparency and help Parliament Representatives and Councilors and through them the public and all interested parties, to have a clearer global view on all its clauses and provisions. This will help involve civil society in a addition to the legislative bodies in planning then evaluating public financial plans. 11 Axis 4 : Enforcing transparency regarding financial management and public deals

12 THE MEASURE DETAILS 29. Enforcing the role of the General Inspection of Finance Amending the legal framework regulating the General Inspection of Finance as a financial monitoring entity. This amendment would strengthen its prerogatives regarding observing and monitoring State services, public institutions and local counties. 30. Unifying the systems of public deals Generalizing the conditions of public deals brokering, monitoring and managing that so far apply only to State institutions, and making them apply to local counties as well as their authorities, public constructions and public businesses ; Continuing the reform of the legal and technical frameworks organizing public deals, and adapting them to the developments witnessed by the national and international environment over the last few years. This particularly refers to the simplification of procedures and the enforcement of transparency; Adapting and categorizing public purchase at the level of all actors; Amending the legal framework regulating the General Inspection of Finance as a financial monitoring entity. This amendment would strengthen its prerogatives regarding observing and monitoring State services, public institutions and local counties. 12 Axis 4 : Enforcing transparency regarding financial management and public deals

13 THE MEASURE DETAILS 31. Enforcing competition and equal chances Introducing the concept of effective governance within the stages of public deal brokering, monitoring, and managing. This is to be attained through the enforcement of competition and equal chances in access to calls for proposal and in good service. 32. Enforcing the ethics of public deals management Enforcing the mechanisms of transparency and integrity and the ethics of all the stages of public deals management, starting with the prohibition of interest conflicts, arriving at the thorough auditing and evaluation of those deals. 33. The upgrade and development of information technology in the field of public deals management Encouraging electronic competition in the management of public deals regarding both processes of candidacy submission and evaluation, thus allowing transparency and simplifying the conditions of business competition; Making the portal of public deals (www.marchespublics.gov.ma) a nationally-used portal for all public deals; Granting the follow-up of all stages of public deals management through the aforementioned portal. 13 Axis 4 : Enforcing transparency regarding financial management and public deals

14 THE MEASURE DETAILS 34. Improving the guarantees provided to the competing applicants and developing complaints mechanisms Making it possible for the applicants who may miss the deadline to ask for the deadline to be extended; Automatically conducting price revisions for all public work deals; Making it possible for all applicants to transmit their complaints directly to the deals commission without waiting for the response of the project initiator; Setting a deadline to provide a response on the applicants complaints. The response could be issued by the project initiator or the deals commission, which binding the administrative authorities where the complaint was deposited to follow-up on it. 14 Axis 4 : Enforcing transparency regarding financial management and public deals

15 THE MEASURE DETAILS 35. Encouraging citizens to report any corruption cases, and granting legal protection for victims, witnesses, experts and those who reported the case. Revising the penal laws with the aim of encouraging citizens to report corruption cases, and granting legal protection for victims, witnesses, experts and those who reported the case. The laws are also expected to specify the liabilities for not reporting such cases. 36. Increasing the range of condemnation and the parties involved in corruption and revising the liability system applied in corruption cases. Revising the penal system with the aim of increasing the range of condemnation and the parties involved in corruption, and revising the liability system applied in corruption cases. 37. Enforcing the role of the unit of financial information analysis in preventing money laundering. Complementing and clarifying some legal texts regarding money laundering, with the aim of enforcing the prevention role played by the unit of financial information analysis. 15 Axis 5 : Continuing the reform of the legal system regarding corruption prevention and eradication

16 THE MEASURE DETAILS 38. Encouraging cooperation and building partnerships among the various economic and social actors in the field of corruption prevention and eradication Signing cooperation and partnership agreements at different levels between public sector and private sector institutions in addition to civil society actors; Providing technical support in the field of corruption prevention and eradication. 39. Enforcing international experience sharing in the field of corruption prevention and eradication Enforcing international experience sharing by establishing cooperation among the various international actors in the field of corruption prevention and eradication. 16 Axis 6 : Encouraging partnerships and cooperation at the national and international levels

17 THE MEASURE DETAILS 40. Organizing awareness campaigns about corruption prevention and eradication, using various media and communication tools. Using various media to raise awareness about corruption and the best practices to eradicate corruption; Place clearly visible posters in all public administrations, local counties, public institutions calling the citizens to combat corruption. 41. Making a national pact for corruption prevention and eradication. Granting the involvement of all the components of civil society in the efforts to prevent and eradicate corruption. 42. Organizing cooperation and tightening coordination between public services and authorities involved in corruption prevention and eradication. Institutionalizing the Ministerial Commission in Charge of Monitoring of the Government Program for the Prevention and Eradication of Corruption, and establishing mechanisms of coordination and cooperation among all concerned parties. 43. Supporting the central authority for corruption prevention Supporting the central authority for the prevention of corruption as a competent authority in the field, and providing it with all material and human resources needed to fully perform its activities. 17 Parallel measures


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